Saturday, August 29, 2009

Be Merry Finished Pillow...with some help from Jennifer Paganelli!

Yesterday 44th Street Fabric received the Be Merry Christmas fabric from Riley Blake Designs and I couldn't wait to make something. Am I a designer...nooooooo way! I know that. But I drew a little tree and paper pieced it and made a pillow. Last night I ran out of steam and asked for ideas as to how to finish. Thanks for all the suggestions--here's the finished pillow.
I used Sis Boom fabric by Jennifer Paganelli for the background and I like the way it looks. My daughter Gina who actually is a designer said it was too busy and distracting for a background. Oh well, I like it! I also made a fabric bow for the top of the tree. It's 3-D so it looks better in person. Also, I decided it needed more of the light fabric that was used to make the flower pot.
My biggest problem with pillows is the stuffing. How much is enough, how do you get rid of lumps, etc. Pillow forms are the way to go but I didn't have any and didn't want to go to the store so I just stuffed it. Also with pillow forms you have to design the pillow to be a certain size. So there it is...not a work of art but might give you an idea as to how the Be Merry fabric looks made up.


Unknown said...

Okay, that is rediculously adorable!

Zoe said...

Ooh! This is the first time I've seen "my" fabric in use - LOL! Looks wonderful!! :)